The children at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received a special treat this week. Instead of being stuck with needles or undergoing tests, these kids got to enjoy some quality time with their heroes on the ice. See photos.
While some hospitals in the D.C. area rank among the top 50 for certain specialties, only one earned a spot on a list of best-performing hospitals in the country.
When Miles Fawcett’s daughter Serena was born 10 years ago with a bad liver, he gave his baby girl part of his. That kind of living donor transplant is fairly rare in the United States, where most organs come from cadavers.
He waged a very personal war on cancer and won — and now a 12-year-old middle schooler from Bethesda is taking his fight nationwide.
Colorectal cancer is usually thought of as a disease for older adults. But the demographics of the disease have been changing: Colon cancer patients are getting younger, and no one is quite sure why.
In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the
first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his
generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on
his compassionate behavior.
The power of exercise has another benefit for teens and tweens: Helping to ward off depression and improve self-esteem.
It\’s not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA\’s black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.
Nationals players attended a Christmas party for children with cancer and blood disorders at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Tuesday.
Georgetown University Hospital is relocating a key division
away from its primary campus, signing a lease for its pediatrics
and some women\’s health services in Tenleytown
Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report\’s rankings of the nation\’s best hospitals. Locally, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the top D.C.-area hospital.
MedStar Health has shored up its position as the District\’s
market-leading health provider, beating back competitors with a lot
of help from the D.C. government.
In a city where attention has been focused on the knee injuries of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the fact remains that the athletes most likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments are teenage girls.
Applying sun screen, bundling up and installing a humidifier in your home or office can help protect your skin from the elements.
A simple test can detect early signs of heart
disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The
chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown
University Hospital calls it \”a mammogram for the
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.